Three faculty members have been awarded the 2018 Faculty of Mathematics Golden Jubilee Research Excellence Award. Jason Bell, Luke Postle, Daniel Vogel are each awarded $2,500. This honour is conferred to early or mid-career faculty members who have made outstanding research contributions, was established in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics.
The award is based on the quality of a candidate’s research over the past five years or for an influential paper published within the past five years as assessed through its quality and impact.
The three winners will receive their awards in the fall at the annual Faculty Reception.
“Congratulations to the awardees,” said Raouf Boutaba, associate dean, research. “Our faculty owes much of its reputation to the scholarly accomplishments of its professors. All three awardees have made exceptional contributions to their fields."
Bell, a professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics, has published about a wide range of mathematics including algebra, combinatorics, number theory and dynamics, with 15 papers in 2017. His most recent work is a joint project on the growth of algebras with Efim Zelmanov, a Fields Medal winner.
A member of the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, Postle’s research in structural graph theory, has earned him a strong international reputation through his use of a very broad and innovative range of tools to solve old and deep problems in combinatorics. Postle has made significant contributions to important and long-standing open problems in graph colouring.
An Associate Professor with the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, Vogel’s research focuses on human-computer interaction in combination with computer graphics and visual art to develop better experiences for people using computers. Vogel is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Research Group.